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Syracuse: LOL HostelVia Francesco Crispi 92,94,96, Phone: 0931,465 088
Reviewed by: j3dnight from MD, review #3031
When: February 2010
Not an ordinary hostel. Great location and staff.
It feels like your family is right here with you and they are taking you under their wing guiding you along.
I never expected this in a hostel. Max and the rest of the staff are exceptional. There are so many things I could list such as taking the time to review maps with you noting key points of interest and I don't mean opening a map and scratching a few things, I mean taking the time and explaining well.
Then there's Stephanie in housekeeping -- not only does she keep things sparkling but she's a ray of sunshine with her beaming smile each day and friendly nature. My room was spic and span each day and the bed made -- I've never had that in a hostel.
If Nella, Christian and Max had a $1 for every question we asked or guidance needed -- they would be rich. :) They were always helpful always warm ... for me atmosphere is everything and LOL has it -- nine days weren't enough. Next time I would like to stay two-weeks or more.
The location is a fantastic base for exploring Syracuse as well as other areas, the train station is very close (buses also).
The interior is a perfect blend of modern and rustic with exposed stones. The courtyard is truly lovely with lemon trees, tables and even a grill. I loved it during the day and in the evenings. You will enjoy your stay here.
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